pilatusguy
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LH Emergency Landing Sat In GRZ

Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:26 am

Didn't find anything about the follwing yet:

Apparantely, a City Line Avro RJ85 did an emergency landing at GRZ Saturday Evening due to partial loss of elevator and rudder control. Nobody hurt. The flight was operated for LH and arriving from FRA.

Anybody heard something about this?

 
fraT
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RE: LH Emergency Landing Sat In GRZ

Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:43 am

Here is a link, unfotunately in German only.

http://focus.msn.de/hps/fol/newsausgabe/newsausgabe.htm?id=5297
 
Klaus
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RE: LH Emergency Landing Sat In GRZ

Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:49 am

Sounds hairy... Good to hear that everyone walked away unharmed.

What kind of control mechanism does the RJ 85 use? Mechanical wires? Hydraulic? Servo-assisted wires?

Any known weaknesses?

Just curious...
 
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RE: LH Emergency Landing Sat In GRZ

Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:17 am

Steering with the engines only if my German serves me correctly. Very hairy.
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futurestar68
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RE: LH Emergency Landing Sat In GRZ

Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:26 am

Thank god they could land the plane without hurting or killing anyone!

According to the local news, it wasn't a partial, it was a total loss of elevator and rudder control, which forced the pilots to steer with the engines only.

The return-flight to FRA was cancelled and a LH-Team was sended to GRZ.

Great job done by the pilots!
 
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RE: LH Emergency Landing Sat In GRZ

Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:00 am

It's just in german but anyway...
http://www.kleine.at/nachrichten/chronik/artikel/_628034/index.jsp

So it was not a big deal. Just a misunderstanding between the flight crew and the ground staff.
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Mario340

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:09 am

Ah, okay. That sounds a lot more benign.
 
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RE: LH Emergency Landing Sat In GRZ

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:30 am




Hello everybody!

To sum it up for everybody...

"Yesterday at around 6PM local time a Lufthansa AVRO was experiencing a loss of control shortly before landing at GRZ / LOWG / LOXG), Austria">GRZ (my home airport). They were circling the area for about 30-40 minutes and then landed by steering via the 4 engines. The plane landed safely and nobody was hurt."

This was the information that Lufthansa published yesterday.

Today they claim that: "Control was only lost on the F/O's side. The Cpt.'s controls were fully working. They spent the 30-40 minutes in the air to check all the systems, the Cpt. then safely landed the plane as he had full control of all systems."

I was there and the plane is still parked. I think the reg. was D-AVRO. http://www.airliners.net/open.file/116515/M/

I just browsed the web and found this report featuring a similar "loss of control" incident of the same aircraft dated back 3 years ago over London.

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/FACTOR200308.PDF

Quite Interesting me thinks  Big grin !

Regards,

Jstflyin

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